Collarbone Club.....Survey

Discussion in 'Crash Confessions' started by mtnbikej, May 11, 2020.



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Broken Collarbone while riding?

  1. Yes

    33.3%
  2. Yup.....more than once

    13.9%
  3. Nope....not yet

    52.8%
  1. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    Exactly what we need.

    Also, we should bring back the stocks.
     
  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    I care enough to leave you all with a dirty picture.....














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  3. tick

    tick Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Tick
    Current Bike:
    Process 111
    2006: right clavicle & scapula. Dodging hikers at the top of Big Red in Peters Canyon

    Yesterday: left clavicle. random rut at Oaks

    both times: wife took one look at me and asked if we needed to go the hospital.
     
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  4. Oaken

    Oaken Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    CeeJay
    I have not, but I did break my brother’s. I was on the side of the FR waiting for him to catch up. He came up quick and wanted to buzz me. At that moment I moved and clipped his bars. I yelled “roll, roll!”, but it was too late...
     
  5. Ocpop

    Ocpop Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Paul K
    Current Bike:
    Pivot trail
    I recounted my crash here a month ago but here it is again: Coming in a bit too hot at the bottom of the hill before the flag at the Luge and slipped on some wet rocks. I mostly blame Strava (I’m completely faultless). I usually ride well within my limits on downhills but on the day of the crash, I felt really strong and was climbing like a beast. In my mind I was setting all sorts of PRs. So when I started on that fateful downhill I figure what the hell, I’ll set some downhill PRs too. I may delete that f-ing app from my phone.
     
  6. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    You don’t have to go after PRs and trophies every ride...just try to be No. 1 for the day and top 5 for the year each ride. Same goes for being a professional, teaching your children, listening to your spouse, making dinner, wiping your ass, and having sex. Why half-fast any of it?
     
  7. scan

    scan iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    Hope you feel better after you let all that out!:Roflmao
     
  8. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.7
    I broke my collarbone playing soccer in PE on junior high. My opponent thought we were playing football and laid me out with a perfect form tackle and broke it.

    The topper was I had to walk down 3 flights of short steep steps to the nurses office to call my parents.
     
  9. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Not checking a box that says "not yet".

    A friend did break his collarbone in the Fullerton Loop parking lot. He rolled the drop into the lot and went OTB on the asphalt. Didn't even start the ride yet.:facepalm:
     
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  10. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    D81EFDE7-C6BB-47C3-9CD2-8D00839A0A56.jpeg This might be useful for your clients too.
     
  11. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    Uphill language? I thought you were only fluent in downhill?
     
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  12. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Interesting debate developing - live like a hero who has to be the best at everything all the time, or live within rational limits and be content that we get to participate in our sport.

    Enjoy fighting it out. I am going to go take an extreme dump. I will post the statistics when finished. Striving for a KOM!
     
  13. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    :Roflmao

    I guess we know which side of the line you stand on.
     
  14. konakc

    konakc iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    kc
    med-lus...
    I was once hiking up to mt Whitney w/ a group ... one of them happen to be a 250lb muscle builder dude w/ a smoking problem... we were all in our 20's.. started at 4am... good times.. then about 2/3 way we hit the 99 switchbacks... he just could not breath.. every switch back.. he had to rest... but did he quit? Heck yes.. he quit every 10 yards.. then looked at me like how much longer? I slapped the cigrette out of his mouth (ok that didn't happen)
    we finally made it to the ridge.. (i even have a picture w/ my leg wrapped in a white bandage ..
    people asking oh, did you fall? no no, that was from yesterday on my mtbk)

    med lus..

    during the hike down.. we ran out of water... fellow hikers boiled hot water and made us the best hot chocolate in the world.. strangers...
    we also ran out of food... shared the last bit of fried chicken from a plastic bag... have you ever eaten the bones of a chicken?
    about 11pm... one of us found 4 pieces of starburst left in his pack... shared one each..
    whoops... i even forgot to unwrap it... still tasted good...

    we made it down by midnight .. 20 hour hike...

    med-lus... sometimes med-lus makes us ... miss out...
     
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  15. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    I have zero clue what med-lus or med lus is, but it sound like I better find out. I can relate to everything else in that non bicycle/clavicle-related tale. 11 miles in 20 hours...sounds pretty brutal. While chaperoning a nicotined-out meathead sounds considerably worse.
     
  16. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Hahaha! That was good. I still give about 70-80 percent when climbing, and up it to 95-100 if it's in the middle of a DH segment.
     
  17. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    That's really good insight. Keep in mind, if you get only one dump a month to really make it count.
     
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  18. konakc

    konakc iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    kc
    mike.. haha .. c DDD's definition of mediocrity.... I loved that meathead... he finished the hike.. never complained...
    mt whitney hike is not too bad.. unless you smoke .... no crampons just walking...
     
  19. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    After getting pumped with opiates for days, it certrainly could be extreme(ly dialating). :(


    Ah, thanks. The guy rallied, good for you all. I hope to check out the hiking trail this year.
     
  20. trmn8er

    trmn8er Member

    Location:
    Ontario
    Name:
    Ken
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    In a weird kind of way, this thread makes me feel better. I’ve had an odd amount of crashes this year (3) and clearly were all addicted to riding and accept injuries as part of what we do. I’m tired of bleeding more than normal. I blame Strava and my own shitty riding.
     
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  21. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Troutman, NC
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    Any time you blame Strava, you're really blaming yourself.
     
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  22. trmn8er

    trmn8er Member

    Location:
    Ontario
    Name:
    Ken
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
  23. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    STRAVA is a catalyst and enabler of our baser instincts. We have to struggle to overcome those instincts more when we use STRAVA than when we don't. Ask me how I know.

    Alcohol doesn't create the alcoholic. Assault weapons don't create the mass shooting. But they are enablers that make self control more challenging for some.
     
  24. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    You know the bottle ain't to blame and I ain't trying to
    It don't make you do a thing it just lets you
    -DBT
     
  25. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    B
    I broke my clavicle playing ice hockey. Actually some big dude from the pee-wee West Valley Wolves broke it smashing me into the corner boards.
     
  26. trmn8er

    trmn8er Member

    Location:
    Ontario
    Name:
    Ken
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    It was tongue in cheek when I blamed Strava and my shitty riding. But I think some of us can relate that as competitive as many of us are, we use tools like Strava to push ourselves and find some limits of our ability. Bottom like is we are each responsible for our own actions on and off the bike ✌️
     
  27. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Troutman, NC
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    I'm just tweaking you a little bit because I understood your point. I don't really compete against others much, but I definitely compete against myself. I am always playing games with myself to keep me motivated on those days that I don't feel like working out.

    Mountain biking is one activity where I'm not sure getting from point A to point B as quickly as possible is the best objective.

    I actually had a dude ride by a group of us at a trailhead on Thursday, and when we looked up from our chat and said "hi!" he rode by us yelling "Strava!". To me that is the same thing as yelling "dick coming through!" I've heard of it happening to other people, but never thought I'd see it here in North Carolina on some pump trails. Cringe-worthy. Dude! Lose the mullet!
     
  28. trmn8er

    trmn8er Member

    Location:
    Ontario
    Name:
    Ken
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    Yelling Strava wow yeah that cracks me up. I can’t imagine someone actually doing that.
     
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